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Grateful Dead Live at Cleveland Music Hall on 1978-11-20

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Grateful Dead Live at Cleveland Music Hall on 1978-11-20

Set 1

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->
Franklin's Tower
Mama Tried ->
Mexicali Blues
It Must Have Been The Roses
Looks Like Rain
Stagger Lee
Lazy Lightnin' ->

Set 2

Jam ->
Drums ->
Jam ->
Playing In The Band ->
Shakedown Street ->
If I Had The World To Give ->
Playing In The Band ->
Around And Around

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cleveland Music Hall
Location Cleveland, OH

Source Source 1: SBD -> ? -> Cassette -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude DSource 2: SBD -> Master Cassette -> Dat -> CD DSource 3: Nakamichi 300 -> Reels? -> Dat -> CD DSource 4: SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD
Lineage Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- This is an upgrade to shnid=95244
-- Source 2 may have extra cassette gen in it
-- There is a tape flip in Looks Like Rain
-- This is far from perfect, but is much better than other circulating copies
-- Thanks to Matt Smith for the new Set 1 tape
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction


Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 16, 2014
Subject: I need a double dose in any case
I listened to the first set in the bed with the ol' lady last night.(Dead and spread ha!)
First set
1/2 step- sound levels all over the place.
Has me adjusting levels in my minds eye
> Franklins-End of tune has a great jam.
Mama Tried -> Polka Time!!!
Mexicali Blues
It Must Have Been The Roses-YES!
Looks Like Rain-Nice after ROSES
Stagger Lee-lots o slide,not a song I put on my fantasy set list but when it got played!!!
Passenger-Good vehicle for the entire band
Peggy-O-Jerry plays Roses /Peggy-o in same night in later years we would be fortunate to get one of each for an entire tour.
(Sweet dreams)
Lazy Lightnin' ->
Supplication =Just love this tune, Bobby sounds like Elvis and Donna like Loretta Lynn
Not going to review 2nd set just listen to it.
You can hear Bobby and Jerry saying something about going into World to Give before the first Playing in the band.
World to give- Hunter/ Garcia at most vulnerable almost like being inside a marriage proposal.
(Some sound issues after second round of Playing in the Band)
This show attracts attention and rightly so it has a unique set list and it goes in some unpredictable directions in the 2nd set.
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 9, 2012
Subject: wow for 78!
wow. worth a lsten! 4 sure!
Reviewer: barreramusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2012
Subject: The kicker...
What a .... UNIQUE, yes that's the word, 2nd set!

As for the sound quality--Some of it should be a one, other sources, between two and four (four is perhaps too generous). The recordings used for putting this together vary in quality so extremely that I can't give it a top rating. But it's fantastic that such an effort was made at all, cross fading this source with that and that with another. I guess it's as good as it could get with the available sources Miller could get his hands, or computer, on. So I gotta bump the sound quality rating to a 3.

5 stars for performance--I love that they enter the 2nd set with a Jam rather than a song. And it is just so jammy (even if that isn't a real word) and spacey and beautiful throughout the whole set. Speaking of beauty--how often do they play "If I Had the World..."? The wife loves it more than I do, but don't tell her I said that. Regardless, it is indeed a rare treat, and it contributes to the romantic in me...and that's the kicker. Forget about the sound quality of the rest of the show--play just "Shakedown > If I Had the World" for your sweet heart. You'll know why I give it a 5!
Reviewer: Picky Deadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2011
Subject: Trippy 2nd Set!
Everyone knows about this 2nd set, or you wouldn't be here. I can make a long story short-it contains some of the finest improvisation the band ever played. Its a chaotic, formless, raging, jazzy free for all!

This set features my favorite versions of Jack A Roe (to open the set nonetheless), Shakedown St. (super chunky funky), and World to Give (I always thought Bobby's slide sounded like seagulls)..

The 2nd set is a must listen, must own, must stream, must-have.
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 14, 2011
Subject: Everybody Polka!
Awesome, Bobby.
Overall a great show with some ups and downs. The standouts for me were the ballads; excellent performances of LLR, Roses and a rare and gorgeous If I Had the World to Give. That jam to start the second set is, well, interesting. Would have been better as a lead-out/in rather than as a stand alone. The run of Playing > Shakedown > If I Had The World To Give > Playing is a very special performance and well worth a listen.
Thanks again to Charlie Miller who obviously put a lot of work into forging different sources together to make this copy
Reviewer: feriel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 11, 2011
Subject: metamorphosis
every time we discover a new boy, with improvisations that keep our ears for ever
Reviewer: CHARLIEPHOGG - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 11, 2011
Subject: wow
very good show!! Check it out.
Reviewer: dnavillus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2009
Subject: Jerry's Voice; Bobby's Guitar
Jerry's voice is like honey on a silver spoon, especially nice on 1/2 step, Roses and Peggy-O. Bobby's guitar on Franklin's is a psychedelic sliding drone fest. Of course, IIHTWTG is always a treat anytime, and Bobby's slide drones are awesome there too! I think this is a great recording once you get passed some of the splices. Nice job Charlie! Thank you.
Reviewer: Sedula - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2009
Subject: Weir absent for Jam
Weir was not unstage for the second set starting Jam. That is why they opened that way. And that is why it is so good, he couldn't ruin it!! Apparently he was backstage getting sick (from too much intake probably!).
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavorite - August 27, 2009
Subject: 11-20-78
Even C Miller couldn't make this sound good. There is just too many sources. The show itself is well played though.
Reviewer: newyokel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: Well allow me...
What is a newbie like me being the first to review this show??

Sure, the quality suffers a little from multiple sources, but i believe Charlie has crafted a fine representation, way better than good enough. I actually enjoy some of the places where the sbd and aud tapes bleed into each other. It's kind of like those moments when you wobble your head up to survey the scene around you and remember where you are and why you are flailing around, leaving your mind to return to the world. The audience is there, for sure, lovin every minute of it.

There is nothing shabby about the first set. But, something happened at set break because set two is ridiculous. The opening "jam" sounds like it could have fit perfectly into the middle of any great second set, and the short drums works amazingly well. From there, it gets still better! Jeez, by the time the audience claps back into the mix on the return to Playing you know you had to been there. What a great show... I love the World to Give in there. You can tell Shakedown was on the mind. All in all, my life was improved by this show. I am giving i five stars because right now i want to!

Thank you Charlie, the Grateful Dead, and the real potential of the Internet made real. How real!
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